Epic

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.

PG 2013 102 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 6+

I would rate it 3.5/5.0

For kids under 6 years old, a bit too much violence and the story is a bit complex but otherwise, it was great.

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Too much violence
age 6+

A perfect underrated epic movie that lived up to its title

This was a perfect flawless A+ movie that came out in 2013. I 1st saw it at school and it totally nailed it. The idea of the plot and story made perfect sense and so did the visuals. Nature involving battle between good and evil mixed well and the lessons learned tell us to take good care of nature. The idea of shrinking has been done many times in movies, but still executed well in this, yet the perspective totally suspended disbelief. The way Mary Katherine (MK, who unfortunately died at 18 in reality from brain cancer) shrunk was more like a roller coaster ride and if any of you ever experienced that it'd be a TOTAL pants-wetting thrill. The theory of bugs and flies seeing things in slow motion was priceless and the appearance of slow-moving giants from a fly's perspective totally nailed it in this movie. Imagine if you were the size of a fly and saw everything in slow motion. Now I had thoughts and imaginations of being in a basketball arena as a fly and seeing the basketball players shooting hoops from such perspective. Yet I told a story to one of my friends about being a fly at an arena seeing the players shoot their balls toward the basket hoops and dribbling the balls every which way in such thundering mind-blowing fashion. The story was underrated, though sadness lurked as well but balanced well, as in the queen died but then later a new one rose after good was saved. The good thing was that like many movies, good wins over evil. They totally nailed it with this masterpiece and it's TOTALLY underrated and WAY better than Frozen, which came out later and is overrated to be honest. Best animated movie of 2013. Epic really meant it.

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